The table below looks at the statistics for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 32 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing TDD 15 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.44% 1.87% 9.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.38% 2.44% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 13
Average daily rate
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£346 £256 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.12% -18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £251 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £261 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
TDD
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
279 164 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.54% 76.64% 66.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 121 76
Average daily rate £366 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £264 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% +55.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 7 £425 -
Bath +8 6 £333 - 5
Bridgwater - - - - 1
Street - - - - 1
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (76.60%) C#
2 36 (76.60%) .NET
3 35 (74.47%) Scrum
4 23 (48.94%) SOA
4 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
4 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
5 22 (46.81%) Unit Testing
6 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
6 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
6 20 (42.55%) K2 blackpearl
7 17 (36.17%) SQL
8 13 (27.66%) HTML
9 12 (25.53%) CSS
9 12 (25.53%) MySQL
10 10 (21.28%) XML
11 9 (19.15%) BDD
12 8 (17.02%) Back Office
13 7 (14.89%) Web Services
13 7 (14.89%) Web Design
13 7 (14.89%) XSLT
13 7 (14.89%) OO
13 7 (14.89%) XHTML
13 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
13 7 (14.89%) Java
13 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
13 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
14 6 (12.77%) Sitecore
14 6 (12.77%) Scala

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (42.55%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (10.64%) Umbraco
3 3 (6.38%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (4.26%) Escenic
4 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Drupal
4 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.26%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.53%) MySQL
3 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
4 4 (8.51%) CouchDB
5 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Back Office
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Developer
2 22 (46.81%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Junior
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Junior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Scala Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Junior Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Programmer
7 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (76.60%) .NET
2 20 (42.55%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.66%) HTML
4 12 (25.53%) CSS
5 10 (21.28%) XML
6 7 (14.89%) XSLT
6 7 (14.89%) XHTML
6 7 (14.89%) Web Services
7 5 (10.64%) LAMP
7 5 (10.64%) jQuery
7 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.51%) Ajax
8 4 (8.51%) Batik
8 4 (8.51%) Akka
8 4 (8.51%) Play Framework
8 4 (8.51%) SVG
9 3 (6.38%) HTML5
9 3 (6.38%) CSS3
9 3 (6.38%) Spring
10 2 (4.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (74.47%) Scrum
3 23 (48.94%) SOA
4 22 (46.81%) Unit Testing
5 9 (19.15%) BDD
6 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (14.89%) OO
6 7 (14.89%) Web Design
7 6 (12.77%) MVC
8 4 (8.51%) Web Development
8 4 (8.51%) Pair Programming
8 4 (8.51%) Process Management
9 3 (6.38%) OO PHP
9 3 (6.38%) UML
10 2 (4.26%) OOP
10 2 (4.26%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (4.26%) RUP
10 2 (4.26%) OOD
10 2 (4.26%) Migration
10 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) C#
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Java
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.77%) Scala
5 3 (6.38%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) SC Cleared
1 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Sitecore
2 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle